Kelly Clark is new Global CEO at GroupM

23 Sep,2016

By A Correspondent


Kelly Clark

Kelly Clark is the new Global CEO at GroupM. Making this announcement on Thursday evening India time, the media investment group of WPP also informed the media that Dominic Proctor was stepping down from the role to work on strategic projects.


Clark most recently served as the CEO of GroupM in North America from 2012 to 2015.  He stepped aside last year to spend more time with his family. Prior to that role, he was the Worldwide CEO for Maxus between 2008 and 2012. He served as GroupM’s CEO for Europe from 2005 to 2008, and earlier he held CEO roles with Mindshare in the UK and in Asia Pacific. Clark began his WPP career at J. Walter Thompson New York in 1988.


“Kelly has demonstrated inspiring leadership at every turn in his career, and he has earned the respect of our clients and our people,” said GroupM’s Global Chairman Irwin Gotlieb. “He has broad experience in North America, Asia and Europe and is focused intensely on delivering advantage to our clients.  I am looking forward to working with him to build on our momentum.”


Meanwhile, Proctor will remain with WPP to work on strategic projects. His exact role has not been defined. “Dominic helped make Mindshare and GroupM the successful global businesses they are today.  It has been a great pleasure to work side by side with Dominic over many years and we all wish him the very best,” said Gotlieb.


And this is what Clark said in a statement issued: “GroupM is in a great position to help our clients win in an incredibly competitive marketplace. Our investments in data, technology and most importantly, our talented people will help us achieve that ambition. It will require a lot of change and a united focus, so I can’t wait to get started with Irwin and our leadership team.”


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